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FSSC 22000

Food Safety System Certification

About FSSC 22000

The Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) reaches beyond the hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) and facilitates a framework for effectively managing food safety and quality responsibilities. FSSC 22000 certification demonstrates that organisation has a robust and effective food safety management systems (FSMS) are in place to meet the requirements of regulators, food business clients and consumers.

​The FSSC 22000 certification scheme is managed by the independent Foundation FSSC 22000. FSSC 22000 is recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and developed in response to cater the needs of the international food sector. FSSC 22000 is based on the international, independent standards: ISO 22000, ISO 22003 with sector-specific technical specifications for Prerequisite Programs (PRPs) and additional Scheme requirements.

ISO 22000 & FSSC 22000

Both ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000 are worldwide recognised standards for food safety management. However, FSSC 22000 standard is recognised by Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is developed based on the international family of ISO 22000 standards. ISO22000 is popular in the ISO series for its acceptability and recognition.

FSSC 22000 is for

Processors, manufacturers and handlers associated with food chain can get certified with FSSC 22000. Products which are perishable vegetal, animal origin, with long shelf life at ambient temperature, food ingredients, food packaging materials, food and feed for animals, primary animal products, transport and storage activities across the food supply chain, and catering services can get certified with FSSC certified.

Benefits of ISO 22000

FSSC 22000 is the globally leading Food Safety Management System Certification Scheme and its benefits include are as follows:

  • Incorporated with existing ISO Standards, sector-specific technical specifications for PRPs, HACCP, regulatory requirements and the Codex HACCP Principles.

  • Recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative.

  • Enables integration of food safety and quality management with other management systems such as ISO 14001, ISO 45001 etc.

  • Enhances transparency throughout the food supply chain.

Our Service offers for FSSC 22000 Certification:

With a team of highly experienced consultants and trainers, Deccan Consulting’ assists in:

  • Implementing and achieving FSSC 22000 certification based on your requirements.

  • educating you on what you need for meeting the requirements

  • Developing management plans and systems (upgrading the existing documentation), thereby enabling you to solve any potential issues

  • Avoiding costly mistakes and unnecessary delays

  • Sail through your audit with confidence and ease

  • Will only recommend for audit when you feel ready and will remain on-call throughout your audit

  • Getting done through audit process, award of certification, interim assistance/maintaining the compliance and certification for annual checks


Deccan Consulting' offers services in enhancing the systems and capabilities for optimising performance and productivity, comply with the requirements for polices, standards, assessments and certifications. Get in touch with us to get more information about our consultancy services.

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